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I have had a severe pain in my right groin for months now,

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Hi Doctor,
I have had a severe pain in my right groin for months now, the pain is at the front where my leg connects to my body. It really hurts if I spread my legs . Also I wake up most nights with the pain, when I lay on my right side it hurts. I do have type 1 diabetes and on a insulin pump now 12 years. Please help? The pain gets so bad sometimes..
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Is there any swelling, redness?
Did you have any test for it?
Did you take any medicine?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

There is no swelling or redness. I had no test for it and I took no meds for it. I did not hurt myself in anyway either.

Thank you Hugh, for the information,
The pain in this part can be due to a few possibilities.
Muscle spasm or strain can cause pain here but that would not last for months..
An impingement of nerve can cause pain to radiate to this area.
This can be affected by posture or position.
Skin inflammation, infection, hernia can be a source of pain here, but they should cause some local changes like swelling, redness etc. which you are not having.
Arthritis of the hip is a possibility.
In diabetes, risk of osteoarthritis is more.
It can be worse on movement.
I would advise to take an examination by doctor as the pain is continuing.
Doctor can advise a few tests like X ray/ scan, nerve conduction tests etc. depending on clinical findings.
Meanwhile, you can pain medicine like motrin or tylenol for symptomatic relief.
I hope this information helps.
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